Badami Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :

Holidays :

Visiting Hours :
10 A.M. TO 5.00 P.M.

Contact No :
(0562) 331472

Location :
Karnataka , India

Display Objects :

The museum mainly comprises of pre-historic stone implements and sculptures, architectural members, inscriptions, hero stones etc. datable from 6th to 16th century AD.

The master pieces in the collection include, Lajja Gouri, Makara Torana carved on both the sides, narrative panel depicting Bhagavata, animal figurines like lion, elephants, Kalarimurthy, Tripurantaka Siva and Bhairavi.

Description :

  • The museum has four galleries, an open gallery in the veranda and an open air gallery in front.

  • The exhibits chiefly comprise of sculptures of Siva in different forms, Ganapati, forms of Vishnu, panel narrating Bhagavata scenes, Lajjagauri, etc.

  • One of the galleries has a scaled model of a near by pre-historic rock shelter (Shidlaphadi cave) with wall show cases and translides displaying stone artifacts, pre-historic art and their activities.

  • In the open veranda and open air gallery, hero stones, inscriptions, carved architectural members and pair of impressive dwara-palaka figures are exhibited on pedestals.

  • In a new gallery, epigraphy and architecture exhibits are being organized.